The AppDynamics Server Visibility module uses the Machine Agent to provide extended hardware metrics. Server Visibility includes additional windows in the Controller UI that enable you to quickly see underlying infrastructure issues impacting your application performance and rapidly troubleshoot hardware performance problems.


Feature Comparison

FeatureServer VisibilityMachine Agent
Supported Platforms

Linux, Windows, Solaris, AIX

Linux and Unix-like systems,
MacOS, Windows, AIX
Extensions and Custom MetricsYesYes
Monitor Docker container metrics from the Docker hostYesNo
Tier Metric CorrelatorYesNo
Dynamic Monitoring ModeYesNo
JVM Crash GuardYes


Remediation ScriptsYesYes
Graphical User InterfaceYesFunctionality is limited to viewing Machine Agent metrics in the Servers List

Extended Hardware Metrics

Server metrics in transaction snapshotsYesNo
Server KPIs in application flow mapYesNo
Health rules for extended hardware metricsYesNo
LicensingServer VisibilityMachine Agent


Server Visibility provides two predefined roles, and two related permissions:

  • Server Visibility Administrator

  • Server Visibility User 

  • View Server Visibility permission

  • Configure Server Visibility permission - enables configuring Service Availability

Server Visibility User Interface

The Servers list provides key performance metrics for all your servers on a single panel. 

The Servers > Dashboard shows key performance metrics for the selected machine, including the top ten consumers of CPU and memory.

The Servers > Volumes panel displays performance metrics for disks, partitions, and volumes for the selected machine.

The Servers > Network panel shows network performance metrics for network interfaces on the selected machine.

The Servers > Processes panel shows a configurable set of performance metrics for processes.

The Servers > Containers panel lists the monitored containers used by an application.

Using the Server Visibility UI

The Server Visibility user interface uses many of the same mechanisms that are common to the various panels of the Controller UI. The sample image illustrates these mechanisms.

Search Results and Sorting

Pagination is the default behavior on the Servers and Containers list pages. The information is retrieved on demand, and additional records are retrieved and displayed as you scroll. Search is only available for the Name and Host ID columns. Sorting is only available on the Hostname, Container, Metric %, and Health fields.